Boomer Blog: For the price of a ticket

My first-ever train trip began in 1955 at the station just off Miami Street. The first- and second-graders of Concord School piled out of their bus to...

August 9th, 2015 |  


Soil health workshops start Sept. 2

OSU Extension Champaign County and the Champaign Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a Soil Health Workshop Series beginning in Septembe...

August 9th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: I heard it on the radio

When I recently heard the term “table radio,” the phrase struck me as a quaint reference to the radios of my childhood. As I envisioned my...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Local sanctuary attains Humane Society status

His Hands Extended Sanctuary, in St. Paris, has applied for and been granted, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Humane Society status. It will now...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Goofs, gaffes, and assorted embarrassing moments

In a certain sense, I have blundered my way through 67 years of life. Some people are accident prone; others frequently “open mouth, insert foot...

July 26th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Retail tales

My parents seldom used the word “shopping.” My father talked about the stores where his family did their “trading” during the ...

July 19th, 2015 |  


Vitale explains federal law does not trump the Ohio Constitution

Vitale explains federal law does not trump the Ohio Constitution

In 2004, 62 percent of Ohio voters approved a 55-word amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It clearly states that, in Ohio, only a marriage between one...

July 14th, 2015 |  


Pull the plug on the Ex-Im Bank

“I’m not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program, just because it’s there. Like … the Ex...

July 14th, 2015 |  


4-H provides Sharing Communities opportunity

4-H provides Sharing Communities opportunity

During the week of June 15, Champaign County 4-H and Cuyahoga County 4-H participated in the first Growing Youth to Youth Sharing Communities program....

July 13th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Coloring books for the ages…and sincere appreciation

We always had at least a few coloring books in our toy cupboard on River Road. Some were gifts; others Mother had purchased. Some were advertisements ...

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |